Tan Le Co-founded Emotiv, in 2003 and serves as its President. Ms. Le is a technology entrepreneur. Before she joined Emotiv, she cofounded and ran SASme, a pioneer in providing SMPP platforms to telecommunication carriers and content aggregators, and one of the companies responsible for the creation of Australia’s SMS application market.
She helped grow SASme from its humble beginnings to a thriving company with thirty-five employees and multiple locations worldwide. She has also worked with one of Australia’s leading law firms, Freehills.
She was a Special Visitor to the United Kingdom as a guest of the British High Commission and Foreign Commonwealth Office, a Goodwill Ambassador for Australia in Asia, and a Patron of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program. She has been an Ambassador for the Status of Women since 2001, and she’s also been appointed to a number of prominent Boards, including Plan International Australia, Australian Citizenship Council, National Committee for Human Rights Education in Australia, and RMIT Business in Entrepreneurship. Tan has been featured in “Who’s Who in Australia” List since 1999 and “Who’s Who of Australian Women” List in 2007 & 2008. Tan has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009.
In 1998, she was named Young Australian of the Year (the most prestigious prize for an Australian) and voted one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30. At the age of twenty-one, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (with Honors) from Monash University.
Meet Tan Le, the 2012 Advance Global Australian ICT Award Winner and check out the interview we did with her as part of our Future360 series.